Why Do We Keep Our Wedding Dresses?

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I have a question. Why do you keep your wedding dress? What is the purpose? because we are supposed to? I have mine, will never wear it again and I know no one else will. Why do I have it? Why do you still have yours? Thanks

By mindy from Terrebonne, OR

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March 17, 20130 found this helpful
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The hope is your daughter will wear it one day. If a daughter is not on the horizon, find someone to give or sell it to. A wedding dress should be cherished. Rather than storing it in the attic, allow someone else to cherish it and maybe their daughter will wear it.

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March 17, 20131 found this helpful

I kept mine for many years to remind me what NOT to do again! lol

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March 17, 20131 found this helpful

New show on TLC about reusing a wedding gown through remakes. I know many who hand down their dresses. Also, goodwill will take it and this will allow another special day for someone else.

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You can also have baptismal gowns made of the dress. I know mine hangs in my closet. Why? I spent alot of time and money making it. I can't fit it in anymore but at the 25 year, our church did a bridal show, and there were those small enough to wear it, as I wore someone else's for the event.
If you had this thought of why when you were planning your wedding, you should have just gotten a rental for the day. They have those out there too.
If nothing else, sell it to a costume shop.

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March 20, 20130 found this helpful

thanks for ideas -- I have two boys and while I love my dress, it is sitting in a box. I got it at a consignment shop and the cost was amazing so it's not an issue of that I spent a lot of money on it.

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Because I did not. so, still trying to think of why I have it but I can't get to the point mentally to give it away :)

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